WRENBURY: St. Margaret (Church of England)

Church History

An ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Broomhall, Chorley, Woodcott, and Wrenbury cum Frith, and parts of the townships of Dodcott cum Wilkesley, Sound and Newhall.

The district was affected by the following boundary changes:

  • 1869 February 10 — reduced when parts of the townships of Dodcott cum Wilkesley and Newhall were transferred to the new district of Burleydam: St. Mary & St. Michael.
  • 1893 February 3 — reduced when parts of the townships of Chorley and Wrenbury cum Frith were transferred to the new district of Bickley: St. Winefrede.
  • 1930 April 1 — reduced when two detached areas were transferred to Acton: St. Mary.

Church Records

C = Christenings (Baptisms) ; M = Marriages ; B = Burials ; BTs = Bishop's Transcripts

Original RegistersC 1593-1882 ; M 1593-1965 ; B 1593-1918 — Cheshire Record Office (P 172)
C from 1882 ; M from 1966 ; B from 1918 — Church
Microfilm CopiesC 1593-1882 ; M 1593-1954 ; B 1593-1918 — Cheshire Record Office
C 1593-1882 ; M 1593-1884 ; B 1593-1855 — Family History Society of Cheshire ; Manchester Archives & Local Studies ; Nantwich Library
Bishop's Transcripts1593, 1599-1600, 1604(?), 1605-14, 1616, 1620-24, 1626-28, 1630-33,1636-41, 1658-85, 1693-95, 1697-1833, 1835-37, 1840-42, 1878-81 (microfilmed) — Cheshire Record Office
Copies and IndexesCMB 1593-1812 (transcript by J. Hall) — Society of Genealogists' Library ; Nantwich Library
M 1680-1837 (incomplete) — Bertram Merrell Marriage Index of Cheshire (1750-1836)
M 1751-1837 — Family History Society of Cheshire
M 1837-1974 — Cheshire BMD (CC:1101)
B 1593-1918 — North Cheshire Family History Society
B 1813-1918 — National Burial Index

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